Sep 13 2017
Directing the Delhi Police to reduce grant of temporary licences by about 50 per cent of those issued in 2016, a bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta also restrained Haryana and Uttar Pradesh from granting more than 50 per cent of the licences granted in 2016 in the National Capital Region in their respective jurisdictions.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the Delhi government was being "lethargic" about taking proactive steps to counter air pollution.
Summary: The Supreme Court on Tuesday modified its November 2016 order and lifted a ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi with conditions. There is, therefore, some justification for modifying the interim order passed on 11th November, 2016 and lifting the suspension of the permanent licences. Referring to the risky levels of air pollution in Delhi after Diwali a year ago, the bench said persons living in Delhi during that time would have experienced choking effects of breathing in polluted air and tremendous increase in the use and sale of face masks and air purifiers.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted "for the time being" its order of suspending the permanent licences for sale and retail of fire crackers within the National Capital Region (NCR) by modifying its order of November previous year.
The court has now opted for a gradual, graded approach to complete prohibition of the sale and use of fireworks in the NCR over the next few years.
"The governmental authorities need to realise their responsibility regarding the care and protection of the health of the people in Delhi and NCR and the importance of launching a sustained campaign to reduce air pollution to manageable limits during Diwali and the period immediately thereafter".
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The order states that if the fireworks are not in conformity with the requirements as laid down in Rules 15 and 84 of the Explosives Rules, they must be prohibited from being sold.
"The graded and balanced approach is not meant to dilute our primary concern which is and remains the health of everybody and the human right to breathe good quality air or at least not be compelled to breathe poor quality air".
The Supreme Court on Tuesday added that firecrackers can not be brought into Delhi-NCR from other states.
The court imposed a total ban on transport of firecrackers into Delhi and NCR from outside till further orders. The number of temporary licences should be capped at 500. "The health of children should be of foremost concern in this regard", it said.
The court appointed a committee headed by Central Pollution Control Board Chairperson to study the impact of fireworks during Diwali on public health and submit a report by December 31.
The apex courts order came on the application filed by manufacturers and suppliers of fire crackers, primarily based in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu, seeking relaxation of its earlier order.
Sep 12 2017
Stephen King tweets IT inspired message to the victims of Hurricane Irma
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Sep 12 2017
Janet Jackson promises she's planning "something special" for victims of Hurricane Harvey
The singer performed her song "What About" off her 1997 album, The Velvet Rope , containing lyrics about a volatile relationship. As a fan's Periscope video shows, the breakdown occurred following a reenactment of a couple fighting by her back-up dancers.
Sep 12 2017
Google appeals $2.7 billion European Union fine
A spokesman for Google confirmed Monday they had filed the appeal but said the company had no further comment to make. Google has appealed a record-breaking €2.4 billion (£2.1 billion; $2.9 billion) fine from European regulators.
Sep 12 2017
Cardinals' David Johnson Could Miss 'Half the Season' With Sprained Wrist
Arians wouldn't put an official timeline on Johnson's return, should that be the injury, but Arians cited rookie running back T.J. In a radio interview after his press conference, Arians explained a bit more: "He wants to find a way to play".
Sep 11 2017
These clubs voted against the reduced Premier League transfer window
Premier League clubs' transfer spending this summer as a proportion of their estimated revenue for the 2017/18 season is 31%. The vote was not unanimous and clubs will still be able to sell players until the end of the normal window .
Sep 11 2017
Desmond Tutu chides Suu Kyi over silence on Burma 'ethnic cleansing'
A rising Buddhist nationalism has fanned the flames, led by hard-line monks who scream that Muslims want to overtake the country. The handsome , petite leader from erstwhile Burma with flower in her hair and steely resolve in her voice fought for democracy.
Sep 10 2017
United States calls for UNSC meet over North Korea draft resolution
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Sep 10 2017
China Lodges Protest Over Full THAAD Deployment
Federica Mogherini said a demilitarisation of the Korean peninsula should be achieved peacefully through dialogue and diplomacy. Asked about possible USA military action, the president said "That's not our first choice, but we'll see what happens".
Sep 10 2017
Were You On This Delta Plane That Flew Into Hurricane Irma?
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Sep 07 2017
Paris St-Germain Caught Peeing In The Pool, Says La Liga President
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